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Columbus County News

Cerro Gordo Elementary School is criticized over fake Facebook picture

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video The Columbus County School District got more than 300 phone calls from across the country after a fake photo went viral on Facebook. Cerro Gordo Elementary's principal Kent Lovett says it all began when a second grade teacher asked her students to write an essay about a hero. Full story...
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Driver dies after crashing into log truck

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A Lake Waccamaw man is dead after crashing into the back of a log truck. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Animal shelter trying to clean up from roach infestation, stem cat eye infections

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videoCockroaches, eye infections and chemical pesticides. These are just a few of the complaints we've received about the Columbus County Animal Shelter in Whiteville. Full story...
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ONLY ON 3: Video shows aftermath of shooting that killed teen, witness suspects set-up

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videoPolice say they're trying to identify at least five young men who they say might be involved in Saturday's shooting death of a 16-year-old boy in Chadbourn. Now, new video of the crime has surfaced. Full story...
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16-year-old shot and killed, police looking for 5 suspects

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videoPolice in Chadbourn say they are trying to identify five men they believe were involved in the shooting of a 16-year-old from Clarkton. Full story...
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17-month-old boy drowns in Columbus County pool

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Authorities say a 17-month-old boy has drowned after he managed to get into an above ground pool at his family's home in Columbus County. Assistant Coroner William Hannah told local media outlets that Tristen Stewart was found floating face down in the pool around 4 p.m. Sunday at the home near Cerro Gordo. Full story...
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State investigates fire that left an elderly Fair Bluff woman dead

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State investigators are looking into a house fire that left a 75-year-old Fair Bluff woman dead. Full story...
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Burglary ends with man stabbed to death

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video Columbus County Sheriff's detectives are investigating a burglary overnight that ended with a man stabbed to death. Full story...
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Man pleads guilty to murder

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A man Chadbourn police say is a known gang member has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder. Full story...
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Third man heads to prison in 2012 murder

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videoA conviction in a 2012 murder means a Columbus County man will spend the rest of his life in prison. A jury today found Tarrence Shakil Hazel, 21, guilty of first-degree murder and robbery. Full story...
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